Category: Family

Foster Care Awareness Month

Supporting Youth and Families Impacted by Foster Care

By Katie Ferguson, Amara (Estimated reading time: 4 mins) How much do you know about foster care? Much of what most people think about kids and families involved with child welfare is based on media, which often highlights extreme stories, perpetuates stereotypes, and fails to recognize systemic racism as the cause for the disproportionate number of children in color reflected…

Little girl building a snowman

Crushing Your Goals for 2020

By Rodger O’Connor Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? It’s a new year, and for many people that means a fresh start. Maybe you made the standard pledge to yourself to get in better shape, or to be better organized in 2020. Maybe you want to learn a new skill, or travel more with the family.   A lot…

One Meal at a Time

By Sara Peterson (Estimated reading time: 6 minutes) My daughter’s first solid food—avocado—seems so long ago, probably because parenting years and dog years are essentially the same, time-wise. Back then, she was so interested in that slippery, squishy green wedge. She would bring a piece right up to her mouth with total trust and no hesitation. Nowadays, she looks at…

A gathering of moms and allies advocating for paid family and medical leave in Olympia, Washington

Your Guide to the Paid Family and Medical Leave Coming to Washington in 2020

By Zandrea Harlin   Have you heard the good news? Washington State is expecting…Paid Family and Medical Leave beginning on January 1, 2020! Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program will provide workers with paid time off to welcome a new child to their family, care for a sick loved one, or to recover from their own serious medical condition. Below,…